We got a PR from our chums at Garibaldi Resources announcing the first of
To the surprise of no-one, we didn’t get any decent maps with this PR, just a couple that re hard to read at the bottom of the PR - I couldn’t see where these new holes were located , could you?
but fear ye not, here they are....
OMG!!!!! both of them have targeted the
Swiss Cheese Discovery Zone.
Let’s look at the holes in a bit more detail
This is drilling the eastern continuation of the lower discovery zone.
That hole was drilled a massive 15m from hole EL-18-16 and 24m from the massive sulfide hit in hole EL-18-24. Not really a massive leap of faith that would add millions and millions of tonnes to the deposit.
This hole was drilled from the same platform as hole 47 but in a different direction, plunging into the heart of the known
Just 11.3m from the massive sulfides hit in hole EL-18-22
And 14.3m from the massive sulfides in hole EL-18-20…
Warning: the following image contains an “interpretation” involving one or more squiggly lines and maybe words, but definitely no numbers. Please sit down!
What is cool, is that you can join up the massive sulfide hits in several holes to work out an approximate outline of the Discovery Zone.
|Isometric view looking SW. Red outline is my interpreted limit to sulfide mineralization|
In Plan view, with some annotations and a scale
I added the 10m buffers around the drill-holes as it allows you to quickly see areas they haven't been drilled.
A lot (20) of holes have penetrated the lower discovery zone defining a zone of massive sulfides that:
- Dimensions of ~125m long, 15-35m wide and 5-10m thick (true thickness)
- Or an approximate volume of 23,500 cubic meters
- Or an approximate tonnage of 108,000 tonnes (using an SG of 4.6*)
*SG of Pentlandite (main Ni sulfide) is 4.6 to 5.0; Chalcopyrite (copper sulfide) is 4.1 to 4.3
So, Nickel Mountains isn't big, but there are a few areas where mineralization can be expanded
|dashed green outlines - where mineralization appears to be open|
Nothing new, just a couple of holes pushing the boundaries of mineralization by a metaphorical duck’s fart, and just for fun, here is the Nickel Mountain deposit compared to that tiddler, Voisey’s Bay.
Leapfrog viewer file can be downloaded from here